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Definitions for clastic
ˈklæs tɪkclas·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasticadjective

    of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)

  2. clasticadjective

    capable of being taken apart

    "the professor had a clastic model of the human brain"

Wiktionary

  1. clasticadjective

    made up of parts that are easily removable.

  2. clasticadjective

    made from fragments of pre-existing rocks.

  3. Etymology: From κλαστός, from κλάειν

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  1. clastic

    Clastic refers to rocks or sediments that are composed primarily of fragments, or clasts, of pre-existing minerals and rocks. The term is derived from the Greek word 'klasis' which means a breaking up or fragmentation. These fragments, often created through the process of weathering and erosion, can vary greatly in size, from tiny particles of sand or silt to larger chunks of rock. Clastic rocks can include types such as sandstone and shale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clasticadjective

    pertaining to what may be taken apart; as, clastic anatomy (of models)

  2. Clasticadjective

    fragmental; made up of brok/ fragments; as, sandstone is a clastic rock

  3. Etymology: [Gr. br, fr. to break.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clastic

    klas′tik, adj. breaking into fragments, fragmental. [Gr. klastosklan, to break.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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